DEFENDING champion College of Saint Benilde stretched its perfect run to four games with a 25-17, 25-12, 25-18 drubbing of Jose Rizal University yesterday in the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre.
Ranya Musa fired a career-high 22 hits, including two service aces, while last season’s Finals MVP Jeanette Panaga nailed four of her 19 points from the service zone to lift the Lady Blazers on top.
After two disappointing losses, University of Perpetual Help System Dalta finally clinched its first win at the expense of luckless Emilio Aguinaldo College, 25-15, 25-17, 25-18, in the first game.
Shola Alvarez was the lone bright spot for the Lady Bombers with 11 points and 10 digs.
JRU lost for the second time in four matches, leaving Arellano University and Lyceum of the Philippines University, both sporting 2-1 records, in joint fourth.
Jam Suyat and Lourdes Clemente paced the Lady Altas with 11 points each.
Perpetual Help unloaded 17 service aces, with Suyat and Mae Gual combining for nine, which keyed its victory.
Middle hitter Yvette Tongco led the Lady Generals with nine points.
EAC stumbled to its fourth consecutive loss in a tie with idle Mapua in last place.
In men’s play, Rey Taneo produced 13 points, including four blocks, 11 digs, and seven excellent receptions, while his brother Relan tossed in 30 excellent sets as titleholder Perpetual Help System bested EAC , 25-23, 25-19, 25-15